Laboratory analysis of mineral load

Do you want to determine the mineral content of your products?

What is the mineral load?

A mineral filler is a solid material of mineral origin dispersed in a matrix by mechanical means. Generally introduced in powder form, the mineral filler allows to reduce the cost of a material and to modify its density.

In addition, the mineral filler can also improve the properties of a material and fill irregular surfaces to make them flat. This is why mineral fillers are found in paints, construction materials, cosmetics, paper pulp, plastics, etc…

There are several mineral fillers of which the most used are quartz, mica, talc and chalk. 

Why analyze the mineral content of your materials?

As previously stated, mineral filler is, among other things, added to a matrix in order to modify its characteristics. Moreover, depending on the application of your products, the mineral filler content is different in order to meet your needs.

For example, for a paper, a too high mineral content implies a reduction of the inter-fiber bonds and therefore failures.  On the other hand, a too low mineral load in your paints, directly impacts the visual (more or less smooth).

Thus, the analysis of the mineral load of your products by a specialized laboratory is an important step for the development and optimization of your products.

FILAB supports you in the analysis of the mineral load in your products

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies of all sectors and sizes in the analysis of the mineral content of their products.

Indeed, for more than 30 years, our laboratory FILAB has had the experience and the specific analytical equipment to assist industrialists in solving their problems by providing its customers with the know-how and experience of its team.

Our services

  • Thermogravimetric analysis ATG, ATG-FTIR and ATG-MS to determine the decomposition temperature of the product, as well as its percentage of mineral fillers

  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD) to determine the nature of the crystalline phase(s) constituting the product's fillers.

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM/EDX) allows morphological observations and local semi-quantitative chemical analysis of the product fillers

  • ICP-AES optical emission spectrometry to determine the chemical composition of mineral fillers

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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